I did this with my 11 year old nephew and it was a fun trip. Getting my Honda Accord to the trailhead was interesting. We encountered herd of mountain goats at about 13,000 ft. We got pretty close and the biggest one blocked the trail and we had to go around, as he started to dig his hoof into the ground and grunt. I did get a little sick fromt he altitude, but not too bad. Once on top the views were great. My nephew was not feeling up to Torreys, so we headed down.
A rewarding cool down after the Kelso Ridge.
My first 14er back in the day...
who hasn't climbed these from the denver area?
Hiked over to Grays after climbing the Kelso Ridge of Torreys. These peaks are very popular!
on a sunday in the summer, this was a zoo. hundreds of people. glad it was one of my first; never again.
My first 14er joined by my two brother-in-laws. Glad to have the company for a fantastic hike. I'm glad I had a few days to get used to the altitude as I'm now a coastal Californian instead of the Rocky Coloradon that I used to be. Went over to Torreys to make my first 14er day a quick double.
Second time to visit Grays' summit. Solo trip with great weather. I love the view on the way up.
An interesting day as it was windy, cold, snowy and every other sort of nasty. Saw Kelso Ridge for the first time and skipped Torreys until I could climb her on Kelso Ridge. My first glissade too!
This is a good warm-up or intro 14er combo with Torrey's.
I climbed it while pregnant.
Nice climb, great wildflowers in the valley on the hike up. Huge herd of either Bighorn Sheep or Mountain Goats on the flanks of Gray's.
Climbed with Torreys Peak.
I've summited Grays 4 times now.
Once via Torreys Kelso Ridge, other via normal route.
This is a very nice trip, and two of mine have been leading groups
of CU students from the Residence Halls.
Very enjoyable, and not too terribly much traffic and decent weather
in early September.
This was my second 14er. We got a late start (9am)due to waiting for the rest of our group. I was a little more prepared this time in that I had purchased a Camelbak (as opposed to carrying 3 liter bottles of water).
This is a very beautiful hike with plenta of flora and fauna to be seen. We took our time to stop and take lots of pictures and to enjoy the scenery. Hardly any snow on the trail, but it was a bit muddy and wet in some places. The last few switchbacks to the summit were exhausting, but what a reward!!
After pictures and lunch we headed down the saddle towards Torrey's.
Lost Rat was snow filled and a lot of fun, especially the righthand variation that goes up past "the rascal". The rest of the hike after the couloir was a plod and only worth it to tag the top.
Climbed 3rd time in 2002. Good 1st fourteener.
Tagged it after climbing Dead Dog Couloir. Nice.
Climbed Grays and Torreys together
My 2nd fourteener. The clouds rolled in near the summit and we couldn't see more than 20 feet in any direction. Still need to go back for Torrey's.